School Council helping to count the money raised today for the Catholic Children's Society.
Clean Up Hatfield Campaign 23rd-27th April 2018
School Council have once again been involved in litter picking during the Clean Up Hatfield Campaign week. All members of the School Council gave up part of their lunchtime to collect litter in the area of Woods Avenue closest to the school. We also collected litter from the car park opposite the school.
Junior Dragons' Awards Evening 19th March 2018
Our Junior Dragons had a great evening at the Junior Dragons' Apprentice Challenge Awards Evening. We won 3 of the 8 trophies awarded!
- Most Innovative Business Idea
- Best Presentation (to the Super Dragons in January)
- Best Display (display of photos on the Awards evening)
Well done to our team of 8 Junior Dragons!! We are very proud of you!
Junior Dragons' Apprentice Challenge Autumn 2017
Our year 5 and 6 School Councillors are currently undertaking the Junior Dragons' Apprentice Challenge for charity.
They have called their team SPH Dragon Destroyers. The team has been given £50 to spend in order to "initiate and organise a product or service that can be sold or delivered within the school to earn income that will then be donated to a local community group or charity."
We have been paired with The Willow Foundation which is a local charity that organises special days for seriously ill young adults aged from 16-40.
We have chosen 5 ventures which we will be undertaking in the next couple of weeks and also at the school Christmas Fayre:
Carol singing at Asda after school on 5th Dec
Raffling a signed David Walliams book - The Boy In The Dress
Guess the name of the teddy and guess the name of the dog
Cake and cookie decorating
Selling class calendars for 2018
Please do your best to support our fundraising and help us to achieve an award when we present our experiences to the SuperDragons Board in January 2018.
Welcome to the St. Philip Howard School Council page!
This page will be updated regularly to keep you informed of any forthcoming events and to update you with the results from any fundraising activities organised by the committee.
Who We Are:
The School Council is a committee that is established at the start of the Autumn term. The process begins with any year 6 child who wishes to stand for chairperson. Each candidate must campaign for votes from the rest of the school. To start the campaign rolling, each child presents their manifesto to the whole school and staff in a special assembly. They work on their ideas during lessons and usually have a campaign partner to help them write a speech.
After each manifesto has been heard, the children return to class and the voting process begins. Once all the teachers have handed in their results, then it becomes very exciting indeed!
The successful candidates are announced the following Friday during assembly and the four candidates are presented with special School Council badges and their photo is taken to display on the School Council board. The main four roles of the School Council are:
Following this part, each class then decides on two representatives, usually children who wish to stand for this important role.
Once the committee is established, the Class Representatives are given their School Council badges during the assembly and then the meetings begin.